Fresas, Strawberries Forever-Bellingham
July 20, 2019 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
495 East Bakerview Rd. Bellingham, WA 98226
Cooperativa Tierra y Libertad: Come enjoy strawberry milkshakes and margaritas made with strawberries grown by Cooperativa Tierra y Libertad. Learn more about the co-op and ways you can support their important work.
*Special Event Drink Menu*
Daiquiri Dignidad - Strawberry mint daiquiri
Gin y Justicia - strawberry infused gin with tonic
Edgar’s Marxist Margarita - in celebration of Edgar’s birthday
Proceeds will go toward supporting the operations of Tierra y Libertad's 65-acre farm on Central Rd. If you cannot attend this fundraiser, please consider donating here or send a check to:
Cooperativa Tierra y Libertad | P.O. Box 963 | Bellingham, WA 98227*
Dignity Dialogue - Postponed!
August 3, 2019 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
There will be a Dignity Dialogue the day before the march where we will discuss the new WA State legislation, Keep Washington Working, and what our local government is required to do to guarantee our community is safe. We welcome Eric Gonzalez from the ACLU. As one of the key people in the Legislature leading the advocacy strategy, he will lead us through the legal implications for Whatcom County and all cities. More
August 3, 2019 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St, Bellingham, WA 98225, USA
There will be a Dignity Dialogue the day before the march where we will discuss the new WA State legislation, Keep Washington Working, and what our local government is required to do to guarantee our community is safe. We welcome Eric Gonzalez from the ACLU. As one of the key people in the Legislature leading the advocacy strategy, he will lead us through the legal implications for Whatcom County and all cities.
March for Dignity (Ferndale and Whatcom County)
August 4, 2019 4:30 am - 6:00 pm
starts at Ferndale Customs and Border Patrol Facility, 1431 Sunset Avenue, Ferndale, WA , ends @3:00 at C2C Jardîn de Agroecologia, 495 E. Bakerview Rd., Bellingham, WA
Join farmworker leaders from Community to Community (C2C) and Familias Unidas por la Justicia (FUJ) in an historic march in rural Whatcom County. The march starts with a sunrise ceremony and mistica at Customs and Border Patrol facility in Ferndale, and will proceed past several worksites where H2A workers have been contracted. Then march south on Meridian to Bakerview Rd in Bellingham.
This will be a day long reflection on a day in the life of a farmworker; from the time they start work until their day ends. Walk with us on country roads past acres of raspberry and blueberry fields where the fresh berries that are stocked on your grocery shelves are harvested. See the key component of the local agricultural economy, view corporate and NON-organic mono-agriculture fields and reflect on climate change, a contracted captive labor force, our local food system, community building and labor issues in Whatcom County from a farmworker perspective. We will end around 3pm with our vision of a healthy food system, fair and good for workers and eaters; at C2C's Jardîn de Agroecologica on Bakerview with a vigil, food and celebration, speakers, and music. More
August 24, 2019 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
U-Work Solidarity work party at Cooperativa Tierra y Libertad
Hosted by Community to Community (C2C)
Now that the first berry season is over, it's time to trellis the remaining plants and prepare the land for the winter. The cooperative is looking for volunteers who can lift and hold wires that will be strung between posts. Please bring your own gloves!
Head north on I-5, take exit 255 for WA-542 E or Sunset Dr (toward Mt Baker)
At the exit, bear right onto 542 E/Sunset Dr
In .9 miles, turn left onto Hannegan Rd (heading north)
In 7 miles, turn right onto Central Rd (right after Ten Mile Rd. All of the intersections are marked a littles ways out with a yellow sign with the intersecting street name)
In about half a mile, the Cooperativa is on the left on Central Rd, right after passing Courtney Ln on your right.
There is a huge CAMPESINO POWER sign hanging on the property, and a sandwich board marking the entrance with an image of Zapata!